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  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The plot, in short, is underwhelming. It merely follows the reporters as the screenplay serves them the solution to their case on a silver platter. Yet curiously, Deadline flows right along. show more

  • 25
    Ed Gonzalez Slant Magazine

    By the end of it, you'll be crying uncle--or wish you were watching The Help instead. At least that was a more artful lie. show more

  • 40
    Variety

    Although helmer Curt Hahn champions the causes of racial justice and crusading journalism, he can't seem to find a tone that's consistent or that befits the gravity of his subject matter. show more

  • 30
    Robert Abele Los Angeles Times

    Plodding, predictable, amateurishly staged and with wild swings in acting quality - sometimes within the same person (Roberts) - this is the kind of well-meaning, homemade concoction hopelessly enamored of the kind of clichéd potboilers that don't get made anymore. And with good reason. show more

  • 30
    Jeannette Catsoulis The New York Times

    Without Mr. Roberts and his grinning insouciance, this well-meaning mess would have no heartbeat at all. show more

  • 10
    Ernest Hardy Village Voice

    The fact that real-life deadly racial animus in America is often cartoonish in its manifestation doesn't excuse Deadline's cliché-ridden characterizations of bigotry. Worse, the film has no pulse and no dramatic tension, despite its subject matter. It's a slog to get to its big revelations. show more

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